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Weekend Outlook: Goodbye, summer of 2019

The first half of summer was warmer than normal while the end of summer was cooler than normal
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Summer comes to an end on Sunday and here are a few highlights that will go into the weather archives. The hottest day of summer was July 18 when it reached 30.9°C. We only had two days climb over 30°C, and both of them were in July. The coldest temperature recorded this summer was 1.5°C on the morning of September 9th. The first half of summer was warmer than normal while the end of summer was cooler than normal.

It was a dry summer with just over 150 mm of rain; that is about 66 per cent of the 30-year average. There were five times this summer where there were six to nine days in a row without rain. Sept. 3 was the day with the heaviest rain when 18.8 mm fell.

The strongest wind gust arrived on Aug. 27 at 63 km/h, and the Great Lakes were higher than any time in recent memory. The good news is that 0 cm of snow was recorded and that there isn't any in the forecast for the end of September!

On Friday, a chance of early morning showers should give way to mostly cloudy skies with daytime highs close to 22°C.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with temperatures climbing to near 24°C. With the humidity, it will feel more like 28°C. A chance of showers and thunderstorms moves in during the evening.

A cold front will arrive early Sunday afternoon to bring rain and storms as daytime highs fall to near 22°C.

A cool northwest wind moves in for the first day of Fall and will help keep temperatures near 15°C on Monday. There is a chance of scattered showers most of the day.




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